wow you guys are fast, very cool. DC1 took over a year to get a single mod.
how are your plans about new scenrios? is this something you plan to do?
or will you stick to editing maps and existing scenarios for now?
There are big plans in my mind for new scenarios like Barbarossa and Bagration, or even Normandy and the American Civil War one day - it's possible. But first we need to learn the system in depth, so modding existing scenarios is the first step. We are only scratching the surface right now and I am starting by producing more of the 'small battles', like the Kerch scenario that Vic posted. Even with this, I haven't understood how to edit the OOB and events properly.
To build a completely new scenario, the tough part is building a new OOB from scratch and defining the events code. I don't yet know how to do that. If more modders join up, it will move much faster. For example, I was able to focus on this for some days because it's the summer quiet period, but now my work is calling me again. We need to create some virtual mod teams with people covering the following areas:
- Battle, Map and OOB research (no technical skill needed - just find the correct info in a format modders can use easily)
- Map development (me and Krupp_88 for example)
- OOB development (guys like WilliePete, but we need more because it's a lot of work)
- Event coding (probably one clever guy could cover this)
- New artwork (me and a couple more)
I would like to start with a 1941 mod that covers AGS (basically, the same map with about 20 hexes added in the West and 20 removed in the East, a June 22 1941 OOB and some Barbarossa events code). I think this could be done part time in a couple of months.
Committed volunteers needed!
I volunteer for the OOB and TOE research. I have a lot of experience with that and documentation stored, having done scenarios for TOAW and Battlefields.